Thank you TracFone for sponsoring this post and for the difference you’re making.
A few weeks ago I shared my memorable afternoon at the Dress for Success empowerment luncheon celebrating the Success is Calling program created in partnership with TracFone. Check out the post or watch the video above to see the difference they are making!
The Success is Calling program is designed to help women with employment and achieving economic independence. In addition to the program, which teaches interview skills and job placement support, TracFone empowers women with a new smartphone and a year of service. That is an amazing gift and tool to help these women prepare to enter the workforce and conquer the phone interview.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a phone or the phone interview! According to a recent survey conducted by TracFone, an interview candidate’s phone etiquette is increasingly critical to advancement in the interview process:*
- First Impressions Stick: 85% of hiring managers and working professionals say that first impressions made via phone interviews follow the applicant through the entire interview process.
- Confidence Counts: 82% of hiring managers use phone interviews to gauge a candidate’s confidence in their professional capabilities.
- Phone Skills Are Essential: 82% of hiring managers say phone skills are key to landing and maintaining a job.
As one of America’s leading no-contract cellphone service providers, TracFone has not only raised funds, donated phones and service, this year they are expanding the program by offering it to twice as many women across the country.
During the month of April, TracFone is donating 20% of their handset sales at Walmart, up to $525,000, to Dress for Success to help empower women to build their careers.
If you’ve been thinking about switching services now is the time that you can make a difference. TracFone offers affordable phones from manufacturers including LG and Samsung with service plans starting as low as $19.99 for 90 days – an average cost of just $7 per month.**
I encourage you all to get involved. This collaboration hits such a cord with me. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from building my career is how much fear and insecurity can limit us. It has also made me appreciate the importance of support and networking. The confidence I saw in the room from the graduates and the difference this program has made for them was so inspiring, I want that support, education and confidence for all women!
For more information on all the great work TracFone and Dress for Success are doing as well as career advice and interview tips visit TFSuccessisCalling.com
*This survey was commissioned by TracFone and conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1001 online respondents between March 07, 2016 and March 14, 2016. For further information, visit www.survata.com.
**Based on 90-day/60-minute/$19.99 airtime service plan. A month equals 30 days.